Read through the anecdote and give spoken answers to the questions that follow.
A man could not stop eating. He ate all day long. He became very fat. At last, he went to his doctor for help.
“Doctor,” he said, “I want to lose weight. I eat too much. What can I do?”
The doctor examined him, and then gave him a big box of very small pills. He told him:
“Here is a box of pills. Do not swallow them. Do not take them internally. They are special pills for fatness. Three times a day, after meals, take the pills into your living room. Pour them all over the carpet. And then pick them up, all of them, one at a time.”
1. Did he want to gain weight?
2. Did the doctor give him something?
3. Did the doctor tell him to swallow the pills?
1. No. He wanted to lose weight. 2. Yes. He gave him a big box of very small pills. 3. No. He told him to pick them up one at a time.